National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Santiago

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Housed in a grand neoclassical building with an imposing facade of columns and arches, National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) houses over six million volumes of books and manuscripts. Step inside to behold the diverse interior decoration of the early 20th-century building. Dark reading rooms with heavy wooden paneling contrast the central hall, which has an Internet section separated by modern glass walls. Walk through whitewashed halls with skylights and climb marble staircases holding on to handrails of wrought iron. If you need to rest, an atrium with a coffee stand serves refreshments and light meals. Put National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) into our Santiago day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santiago.
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  • He is a powerless and full of many memories or stories. Not only functions as a library as such but also has other cultural works and boasts a coffee room and a LOM bookshop
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  • The National Library Hall, located in the heart of San Diego, is a very great building, and it feels like a museum rather than a library, where there are some display halls, a small café and a book viewing room.
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  • I confess that I entered by chance in the library (to request information), I wasn't in my script to visit, however there it is impossible not to admire your grandeur and beautiful architecture. Admission is free, is the Cerro Santa Lucia and next to the Metro station of the same name. It turned out to be a nice stop, because we appreciate the location, we rested a bit and I can't help but consider the bathroom which is different from what we're used to in SP to public places and free, was very well cleaned and maintained, had paper and SOAP and a person monitoring the input and output.
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  • Hidden gem. This national Library was built in a historic building completed in 1925 although its history traces to nineteenth century. Extensive collections include Chile's first newspaper. There is an English speaking information desk. A small section of the library contains children books. Worth a short visit after visiting Santa Lucia
  • Due to the crowds and the name in Spanish, you don't realize that you are walking past it initially, so watch out. Try to take a moment to stop and take it all in. Venture inside and you'll experience it in all its grandeur.
  • Peacefully library in middle of chaotic lovely Santiago to get take in reading
  • A peaceful place to get work done.
  • Great architecture

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